We carry out research in biological physics and soft condensed matter physics. In Sloane, we have a couple of optical tweezers set ups which allow for the manipulation and study of individual DNA molecule and their interactions with proteins. We are also currently building a STED (simulated emission depletion) superresolution microscope that will allow us to image fluorescent proteins within living cells at 50 nm or better resolution. Overall, we seek to create and test physics-based models of biologically-relevant phenomena.
Outside of lab, I like to hike and bicycle